EELGA Roundtable Discussion: Housing and its impacts on Health Inequality

Date
8th February 2024
Time
14:00 - 15:30
Location
Virtual Event – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees
Free

The East of England LGA is running a series of free roundtable discussions in 2023 and 2024. These sessions are open to all councils in the East of England and their partner organisations. At the EELGA roundtable, you will hear from a guest speaker on each theme and have an opportunity to learn from, and share your own examples of, best practice, opportunities, and challenges.

Housing is an area of policy that has a multitude of impacts on a variety of other areas of policy. One area of impact that has become increasingly salient is the impact of housing on health and well-being. Access to a decent, secure, and affordable home have a significant influence on physical and mental health. Poor-quality housing has been in the news, and Central government has made its intentions clear in this space, with the ambition to see the number of poor-quality rented homes halved in all areas.

However, in a time of increasingly scarce resources, local authorities and other bodies have increasingly turned to one another for support in this area of policy. In particular, the importance of early intervention and prevention has led agencies to work together to reduce the service demand that poorly maintained housing can create. Improving a person’s housing environment is crucial to reducing health inequalities.

This roundtable has been set up to discuss the challenges local authorities are facing in tackling poor-quality homes in their area. It is also a chance for local authorities to share the good work being done in their area to boost the health and wellbeing of their residents, through the public, private and voluntary community sector working together to promote better housing.

Agenda to follow shortly.

Who should attend: Councillors, officers working in housing and health, registered housing providers, NHS and VCSE organisations in the East of England region.

Please note: if this session is oversubscribed places will be limited to 2 – 3 people per authority.

If you have any queries please contact Matt Stewart, Policy and Programmes Manager, East of England LGA, email; [email protected]

 

Please see below to view a copy of the presentation from the roundtable discussion. 

Integrated approaches to improving health and housing in Norwich – INTERACT and Safe Habitable Homes

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